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Robert "Bob" John Lindbloom, 58, died unexpectedly on August 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 2. 2019 at Big Dog Billiards from 1-5 pm.

Robert was born November 1, 1960 in St. Paul, MN to Patricia (Klawiter) and Robert Lindbloom. He grew up in and attended school in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He worked for Polk County for 29 years in various roles, the most recently in the General Assistance Department.

Bob enjoyed many things in life. He loved to play cards, specifically cribbage and poker. Always chasing the big pots in Texas Hold-Em, much to the irritation of his opponents. He played pool often, participating in area leagues and “humbly” schooling the rest of us novices. He also wouldn’t turn down a competitive game of foosball or darts. Growing up in Minnesota near Bald Eagle Lake, Bob developed a love for fishing and the Northwoods Cabin Life, taking yearly vacations “up Nort’.” His favorite saying was: “A bad day fishing is ALWAYS better than a good day at work.” Sundays in the fall became Vikings Gameday, where you could hear “SKOL Vikings” shouted at the TV. Boy, did he love to give his Packers loving “better half” a hard time! He also enjoyed a good hot wing and an even better glass of bourbon; recently taking a vacation to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to experience where bourbon was born. Bob had a rich voice and you could always find him singing along with any classic rock tune that might be playing. He knew songs and lyrics the rest of us had never even heard of. Last, but not least, he loved classic movies and would often be heard quoting Adam Sandler movies with friends. He considered himself a “fountain of useless information” when it came to music, movies, and sports.

Bob loved to be the quickest wit in the room; always ready to make you laugh or brighten the mood. He, like his mother, also gave the best hugs when you needed them. He was a loving brother, boyfriend, and father. In his son Shawn’s words: “The World’s Best Dad.” He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and all those who were fortunate to have met him.

Robert is survived by his son, Shawn Lindbloom; his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Renken; his sister, Amy (Fernando) Gomez; step-father, Chuck Smith; his aunt, Diane (Tom) Zak and uncles Kim (Kathy) Klawiter and Stephen Klawiter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Selburg-Smith and father, Robert Lindbloom.

Memorials may be directed to Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway. Condolences at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Big Dog Billiards
4510 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Service:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 pm
No Formal Service - Celebration from 1-5 pm
Big Dog Billiards
4510 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Disposition:
Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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